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20:00 Wetherby

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  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 85y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,000 added
  • Winner: £1,248
  • 2nd: £387
  • 3rd: £193
  • 4th: £97
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 58.30s
  • Off Time: 20:04:16
  • 8 Ran
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Silk - Maroon, orange sleeves

Klepht (IRE)

19 t D
11/4
  • Form 050112-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-4
  • Official Rating 120
  • Trainer D Holmes
  • Jockey Mr D Holmes

tracked leaders, went 3rd from 6th, chased winner 5 out, driven 2 out, 2 lengths down last, soon ridden, stayed on and every chance flat, held near finish

2
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap
33/1
  • Form 45/P443-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 110
  • Trainer T Messenger
  • Jockey Miss C R Crane

chased leaders to 7th, behind from 10th, no danger after

3
Silk - Black, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 0823F1-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 100
  • Trainer Miss Kelly Morgan
  • Jockey Mr D Peters

took keen hold, led to 1st, tracked leader, led again 7th, clear when hit next, reduced advantage 5 out, driven 2 out, 2 lengths clear last, ridden and stayed on when hard pressed flat

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and PINK stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap
2/1
  • Form 22431-1
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 110
  • Trainer Sean Murray
  • Jockey Mr S Murray

held up in rear, hampered 3rd, headway 5 out, chased clear pair next, kept on same pace, never on terms, lost moderate 3rd near finish

5
Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, White star
80/1
  • Form 8PPPRP-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 80
  • Trainer M Coglan
  • Jockey Mr R Wilson

chased leaders to before 8th, soon behind, no danger after

6
Silk - Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star
50/1
  • Form PPP41-8
  • Age 9
  • Weight 12-0
  • Trainer Andrew Nicholls
  • Jockey Mr Thomas M O'Brien

held up behind, outpaced 5 out, went modest 4th 3 out, stayed on to take moderate 3rd near finish, no chance with front pair

7
Silk - Orange, Brown disc, Brown cap, Orange spots

Spock (FR)

15 b
14/1
  • Form 723/6R2-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 107
  • Trainer Lady S Brooke
  • Jockey Miss L Brooke

led 1st, jumped right from 4th, headed 7th, chased clear leader (winner), lost place 5 out, weakened 3 out

8
Silk - Dark blue and light blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue spots
  • Form 1/3412-F
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 110
  • Trainer Guy Brewer
  • Jockey Mr J Dawson

held up behind when blundered and unseated rider 3rd

In depth

Verdict

OPERA OG, who finished second a year ago, repeated last year's victory at York and Ainsty ten days ago and arrives in good heart for Sean Murray. He can get the better of the former Irish-trained Klepht, who has been involved in much better races than this under Rules and made a successful debut for new connections at Musselburgh in February but was beaten a long way when attempting a double at Southwell last month. Young Hurricane was narrowly beaten by Knocklong at Bedale but a recent crushing fall at the York and Ainsty won't have done his confidence much good but Decade Player arrives in winning form and could sneak into a place.

Formwatch

Klepht (IRE) 7-4 (12-2) Led from 2nd, headed before 7 out, led again 7 out, headed 4 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 22l behind Night Alliance (12-2) at Southwell 2m 4f (6) sft in Apr.

Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) (bl) led to 4; wknd app 2 out, 3rd of 6, 20l behind L'Eldorado (12-5) at Garthorpe 3m gd in Apr.

Decade Player (IRE) 9-2 (12-7) (h) led 3; r.o wl, won at High Easter 2m 4f gd in Apr beating Master Workman (12-7) by 3l, 10 ran.

Opera Og (IRE) 4-7fav (12-0) Hdwy 11; led 2 out; comf, won at Easingwold 3m gd in Apr beating Plenty Of Chat (12-0) by 7l, 4 ran.

Prince Of Silver 3-1 (12-0) Prom til wknd 12; pu 14, at Tranwell 3m mdn gs in Apr.

Shabach (IRE) 16-1 (12-5) (cp) (tt) in tch to 14, 8th of 16, 32 1/4l behind Pertemps Networks (12-5) at Easingwold 3m gd in Apr.

Spock (FR) 50-1 (11-10) Led, headed before 4 out, kept on from 3 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 23l behind Ballytober (11-10) at Ludlow 2m 4f (5) gd in Apr.

Young Hurricane (IRE) 11-10fav (11-7) Hdwy 7; led 13 til fell 2 out, at Easingwold 3m gd in Apr.